Pop star Ellie Goulding reveals that battle with ‘chronic anxiety’ has left her ‘numb’

Ellie Goulding reveals that her battle with ‘chronic anxiety’ has left her ‘numb’ and she owes staying ‘sane’ to running and music: ‘I don’t feel things’

Ellie Goulding has revealed that she struggles with anxiety so acute that it leaves her feeling ‘numb’. 

The English singer tells this week’s issue of Stellar Magazine that she delights in the rare moments that she is not feeling panicked. 

‘I get such chronic anxiety that in the rare moments I don’t have anxiety, I feel so happy and full of joy that I’m not having it’ the 35-year-old said.

Ellie Goulding (pictured) has revealed that she struggles with anxiety so acute that it leaves her feeling 'numb'

Ellie Goulding (pictured) has revealed that she struggles with anxiety so acute that it leaves her feeling ‘numb’

The Love Me Like You Do hitmaker says that she finds comfort and inspiration in music. 

‘If I am in an anxious state, I don’t feel things. I numb myself to everything’ she explained.

‘But art can bring something positive out of you, especially if you rediscover an artist you love’. 

'I get such chronic anxiety that in the rare moments I don't have anxiety, I feel so happy and full of joy that I'm not having it' the 35-year-old said. 'If I am in an anxious state, I don't feel things. I numb myself to everything'

‘I get such chronic anxiety that in the rare moments I don’t have anxiety, I feel so happy and full of joy that I’m not having it’ the 35-year-old said. ‘If I am in an anxious state, I don’t feel things. I numb myself to everything’ 

Ellie says that she gets relief from undertaking regular exercise, too. 

‘Running [for fitness] was such a good way to… honestly, I owe it to that to staying sort of relatively sane, I suppose’ she told Stellar. 

In January, Ellie revealed in an emotional social media post that she has been struggling to manage her crippling anxiety after welcoming her son Arthur Ever Winter last year. 

The Love Me Like You Do hitmaker says that she finds comfort and inspiration in music

The Love Me Like You Do hitmaker says that she finds comfort and inspiration in music

Ellie explained that she gets relief from undertaking regular exercise, too. 'Running [for fitness] was such a good way to¿ honestly, I owe it to that to staying sort of relatively sane, I suppose' she said

Ellie explained that she gets relief from undertaking regular exercise, too. ‘Running [for fitness] was such a good way to… honestly, I owe it to that to staying sort of relatively sane, I suppose’ she said 

‘This year has also been the hardest of my life. I’ve struggled daily, nightly, hourly with a kind of panic I didn’t even know existed’ she told her fans. 

‘While the moments of being on stage in front of all of you have been some of the most exhilarating and calming, this year I have been struggling.’

She continued: ‘If I was to really think about it, my anxiety has dictated quite a lot of my life and career, and I feel sad about that.

In January, Ellie revealed in an emotional social media post that she has been struggling to manage her crippling anxiety after welcoming her son Arthur Ever Winter last year

 In January, Ellie revealed in an emotional social media post that she has been struggling to manage her crippling anxiety after welcoming her son Arthur Ever Winter last year

‘But it has also made me who I am, and sometimes at my most terrified, when I feel there is no escape from the sheer panic and dread in my heart and brain, I remind myself that I can feel’ she went on.

‘I know so many of you reading this feel this same pain and at the same time so many of you won’t have experienced it, but will most likely know someone who has struggled.’ 

Ellie finished her post by urging others who might be feeling the same way to talk to those around them and said she believes 2022 will be a ‘bright’ and ‘positive’ year.

The star married her art dealer husband Caspar in August 2019 and the couple welcomed their son Arthur in 2021. The couple have chosen to keep their son's face shielded from the limelight

 The star married her art dealer husband Caspar in August 2019 and the couple welcomed their son Arthur in 2021. The couple have chosen to keep their son’s face shielded from the limelight

The star married her art dealer husband Caspar in August 2019 and the couple welcomed their son Arthur in 2021.

The couple have chosen to keep their son’s face shielded from the limelight.

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For confidential 24/7 support in the UK, call Samaritans on 116 123 or visit a local Samaritans branch, see www.samaritans.org for details. 

Read more in this week's issue of Stellar Magazine

Read more in this week’s issue of Stellar Magazine 

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